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  • Router baseplate PC 690

    Hi All
    I just bought my first router, a PC 690. I need to do some Rabbeting for a picture frame and purchased a Whitside 3/8 rabbet bit. The diameter of the bit is 1-1/4” and does not quite fit through the center hole of the base place. Do I have to get a different base plate? Is this normal?
    Thanks Bob

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    Re: Router baseplate PC 690

    You will need to get a different base plate. On the bright side, they are not that expensive. Rockler is one of many places that carry them.
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      Re: Router baseplate PC 690

      the PC690 series has been around for a while, so there should be plenty of accessories that will be available for your router. Many manufacturers made their routers compatible with the PC690 base plate using the same hole pattern, so that may open more avenues for you with accessories beyond a base plate.
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        Re: Router baseplate PC 690

        I have made many base plates out of hard board or plexiglass plastic, for various things I have made in the past,
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          Re: Router baseplate PC 690

          You can make or buy a base with a larger center hole. It's something that comes with the territory when you get into router use. The standard PC hole with counterbore fits the "PC-style" router bushings, which are by far the most common ones you'll find.

          One option is to buy the replacement base for the 690, then modify the center hole to suit. You can get these online or the well known auction site for 6 to 8 bucks or less. This saves you the time of getting the three holes properly located, and oddly enough the PC bases are often cheaper than the accessory bases. Of course if you have 20 minutes and some scrap acrylic, polycarbonate or masonite you can make a few bases for nuthin'.

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